Theodóra Rafnsdóttir was named Reykjavík Resident of the Year yesterday morning for her contributions to the community. As a reward, she opened the salmon season in the city’s Elliðaár rivers—a tradition which began last year.
Archive photo by Geir Ólafsson.
After less than a minute, Theodóra caught her first salmon. “I’m very proud. It’s a good feeling. I hope it isn’t the last salmon I catch,” Theodóra told ruv.is. Her wish came true because less than a half an hour later, she landed her second fish.
Theodóra said the nomination is important to her. “It is a recognition of my work. But I’m not alone in this; I have good superiors and assistants.”
Theodóra works as a teacher in Seljaskóli in the capital’s Breiðholt suburb and has also worked on planting trees in the district with young people with limited working capacity, in addition to taking action towards keeping the Elliðaárdalur valley clean.
Apart from the two salmons landed by Theodóra with assistance from the Reykjavík Angling Club, two other fish were caught in the rivers yesterday morning—a good start for the Elliðaár angling season.
Click here to read about the opening of the salmon season in Iceland.